Tag Archive: extant garments

Dec 31

Embroidered Elizabethan Coif – 1600

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This beautiful embroidered coif lives at the MFA, Boston – accession number 1996.51.  It measures 9″ by 17″, linen cloth with silk and metallic thread.  I love, love, love the shading on this – it’s amazing what you can do with that stipple stitch! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious